Papa Dia is founder and president of African Leadership Group (ALG), an advocacy organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for immigrants. Through social, economic, and educational empowerment programs, ALG helps families successfully integrate into their local community. A native of Senegal, Mr. Dia immigrated to Denver in 1998 and used his first job of stocking books to teach himself how to read, write, and speak English. Beginning with an entry-level position in a local bank, over the next 17 years, he ultimately climbed the ranks to become a regional vice president. In 2017, Mr. Dia left his banking career to focus his full attention on running and growing ALG.